Southern Illinois Forest Management Notes and Projects 

Our staff is experienced and knowledgeable about Southern Illinois forest management as well as the flora and fauna around here. Below are notes from the field and some of the projects we have completed. Thank you for reading!

Why Prescribed Fire is Beneficial to the Health of your Forest

A Response to an Inaccurate “Opinion” about Invasive Species

Fults Hill Nature Preserve

Natural Oak Regeneration

The Benefits of Snag and Wildlife Trees

OKES will be working with the support of the Xerces Society to provide pollinator gardens, native planting areas, and bee lawns to Carbondale residents